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Marathon Viewing Is A New Year’s Tradition

Streaming television service providers and on-demand services offered by cable and satellite companies have opened the door for television fans to engage in marathon viewing sessions of their favorite shows.

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Prior to his annual Christmas Eve world tour, Santa Claus paid a visit to Forever Young Childcare in Oakdale. Santa and Mrs. Claus made a surprise trip to Oakdale and spent time with the youngsters at the daycare facility. Santa asked all the children what they wanted for Christmas, handed out presents and read the classic 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' to them.

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


The staff of The Oakdale Leader, The Riverbank News and The Escalon Times gathered recently for a special 'holiday greetings' photo, taking time to pose and wish all our readers well as we get ready to enter 2018. Thank you for your patronage and we send our best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.

December 27, 2017 | | Local News

Simple Tips For Coping With Fewer Daylight Hours

Some people are more accustomed to darkness than others. Norwegians, Swedes and people living in Alaska and the upper reaches of Canada near or above the Arctic Circle may go through a period when winters can be especially dark. Fairbanks, Alaska, gets just three hours and 42 minutes of sunlight on the winter solstice. Those in Barrow, Alaska, will endure a period of 67 days of darkness, according to Residents of Seattle, which is even further north than cities such as Fargo, North Dakota, or Portland, Maine, deal with more darkness than those living outside the city may ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local News


Earlier this month during the FFA Winter Awards Banquet Honorary Chapter Degrees were awarded to Asa Merry, Toddy Daily and Johnny Cipriani (not pictured) for their continued support and work with OHS FFA on campus, as well as the development of the Oakdale School Farm.

December 27, 2017 | | Local News

Delicato Vineyards Donates $40,000 To Aid Fire Victims

Delicato Family Vineyards has donated $40,000 to Restaurants Care to support restaurant workers affected by the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and the Wine Country fires in Napa and Sonoma counties. This generous donation means grants will continue to be available to help cover basic living expenses such as temporary lodging, food, clothing and supplies for restaurant workers who've either been displaced or find themselves unemployed as a result of these fires.

December 27, 2017 | | Local News

Community Comes Through For Angel Tree Kids

Still going strong after seven years, the Angel Tree project in Oakdale was once again a success this holiday season.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News


These volunteers were among those helping make the holidays a little brighter. The folks at the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots opened their Oakdale headquarters at the former Payless Shoe Store building on Maag Avenue this past week, working in cooperation with the Masons of the Oak Summit Lodge in Knights Ferry on the project. Toys were brought in to the location and were distributed to families from throughout surrounding areas.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News

Editor's Notebook

It's pretty standard fare for this time of year – festive gatherings, toy giveaways, adopt-a-(fill in the blank)-for-the-holidays – all throughout the Central Valley there are efforts to help make sure everyone has some joy and a reason to smile.

December 20, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Lions Infiltrate Local K-Mart To Spread Christmas Spirit

It's hard for Oakdale Lions Club member Greg Rivera to place an exact year to when he began helping with the Lions Club Annual Children's Christmas Shopping Tour, two decades … maybe.

December 20, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

City Council Continues Pair Of Public Hearings

In what could have been a record short session, members of the Oakdale City Council on Monday night had very little business to attend to, with the holidays fast approaching and city offices due for closure on Monday in observance of Christmas.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News

Police Arrest Suspect In Late Night Burglary

Oakdale Police made an early morning arrest following a late night business break-in.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News

Varsity Soccer Boys Continue To Slide

Oakdale's varsity boys soccer team has had a rough preseason. The team has dropped four straight contests, including some in tournament play. This past week the Mustangs dropped two non-conference games.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News

Fishing Report

The effects on water temperature and fish behavior is directly related. Where I grew up, there were a couple of ponds in my neighborhood that were run off ponds for an electric company. The water was used to cool off the generators and then pumped back into the ponds. Consequently, those ponds stayed close to 80 degrees all year long. Somehow bass were introduced into the pond and catching them became easy. I'll never forget taking my first glance of the ponds during the coldest month of the year; the steam could be seen rising from the surface. It ...

December 20, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local News


The 35th annual CVAR Can Tree Breakfast boasted a full house at the Bianchi Center, Thursday morning, Dec. 14 as the community came together to help those less fortunate. Each year the Can Tree breakfast raises funds for Community Sharing, an outreach program that provides food and clothing to those in need in the community. There was plenty of food, along with laughter, fellowship and the chance to bid on a wide variety of coveted auction items.

December 20, 2017 | | Local News

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Library Friends Schedule Used Book Sale

Do you like books? Are you fond of treasure hunts? What's more fun than a treasure hunt among books? That's what book lovers ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Coat Drive Helps AVF Spread The Warmth

The weather has changed a bit from what seemed to be an early spring to the return of winter that is seen normally in the ...

February 28, 2018 | Virginia Still | Local News

Sign-Ups Underway Now For Annual Chili Cook-Off

American Veterans First is hosting its chili cook-off for another year, with the second annual fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, March 10.

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Oakdale’s Inaugural Father-Daughter Ball A Success

Oakdale Sunrise Rotary is beaming with excitement at the success of their inaugural "Boots and Bows" Father/Daughter Ball, hosted in February at the Gene ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Shelter Pet Alliance Program Reaches Another Milestone

The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance (OSPA) recently celebrated the completion of 3,000 dog and cat spay/neuters through its voucher program since the program ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Grants Provided For Variety Of Habitat, Wildlife Projects

At its Thursday, Feb. 22 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.9 million in grants to help restore and protect fish ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Distinguished Young Women Hopefuls Vie For Title

The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia School Auditorium. Soroptimist International ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

MJC Panel Discussion Focuses On Speech

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to Free Speech and Hate Speech: A Panel Discussion with Experts on Thursday, March ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Houck Takes Speech Trek Top Honors

Five students from Oakdale High School tackled the topic "How Can We Stand Up to Sexism?" at this year's Speech Trek Contest on Thursday ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News


It is officially Girl Scout Cookie Time – the sweet treats benefitting local Girl Scout troops on sale now around the region. This group was busy ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

School Board Support Sought For SOS Run

Monday night provided the perfect forum for Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run board members Ted Thome, Joey Valencia and Tina Lane to get the ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Projects, Volunteers Needed For Love Oakdale Initiative

The date for the 2018 edition of Love Oakdale is Saturday, April 21, with the gathering point to start the day offered this year at ...

February 28, 2018 | | Local News

Dairymen Gather Locally For Unique ProCross Tour

Creative Genetics has added its own unique spin to Oakdale's famous title as "Cowboy Capital of the World." Earlier this month the Oakdale-based business ...

February 28, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Robbery Under Investigation

Oakdale Police are investigating another late night robbery, this one occurring at Circle K, 1515 W. F St., marking the second time in less than ...

February 24, 2018 | | Local News

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